Covering a full-frame 24 x 36 image format with zero vignetting, the CP.2 range is based around a common aperture of T2.1. That’s a significant improvement on ZEISS’ first generation of lenses with a common T-Stop of T2.9. Build-wise there’s scope for manual focus and a consistently round iris should offer cinematographers nice out-of-focus highlights and pleasing bokeh.
Amsterdam about the Compact Prime CP.2 and
Lightweight Zoom LWZ.2 lenses.
Carl Zeiss is continuing to experience strong demand for its top-quality manual focus lenses for SLR cameras. The ZE series SLR lenses with an EF mount and its ZF.2 series lenses are proving to be particularly popular. The company’s SLR product family now offers focal lengths ranging from 18 to 100 mm. Speaking at pPhotokina 2010, the Senior Vice President of the Camera Lens Division at Carl Zeiss, Dr. Winfried Scherle, announced that more models are in the pipeline: “We intend to continue systematically expanding our portfolio of SLR camera lenses to provide our customers with an even greater range of options,” Scherle said.